Rondae Jaquan Hollis-Jefferson

Rondae Jaquan Hollis-Jefferson: Small Forward

Fun Fact:

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s favourite movies are He Got Game and Space Jam

Bio:

Born on January 3rd, in Chester, Pennsylvania, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson began playing at the ripe age of 12, in which he strengthened and took a specific interest in his defense game. In his teenage years, Hollis-Jefferson played for Chester High School in which he led the team to their first ever undefeated season, finishing with 91-5 in the last three years at his school, winning two state titles. The Pennsylvania born player went on to play for Arizona as part of his college career. During his freshman year Hollis-Jefferson averaged 9.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He later improved to 11.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game in his second year of college, and was voted first team All-Pac-12. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson entered the NBA draft on April 7th, 2015, and was later selected by the Portland Trailblazers in June of that same year. However, his draft rights were then traded to the Brooklyn Nets, making his debut for the team for their season opener on October 28th, 2015, in which he recorded 8 points and five rebounds. In November of the following year, Hollis-Jefferson scored a then career high of 20 points and 13 rebounds in a winning game against the Phoenix Suns. The former Brooklyn Nets player topped that in a game against the New York Knicks on December in 2017, in which he recorded a career high of 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting. The 2018-19 season for Hollis-Jefferson was of the smallest workload for the player, as he suffered from a hip injury and was absent due to the birth of his newborn child. Nonetheless, the season brought Rondae his first double-double in a game against the Utah Jazz, where he scored 14 points and 11 rebounds. After four years with the Brooklyn Nets, the franchise chose not to make Hollis-Jefferson an offer, which made him an unrestricted free agent. This led to the Chester native to sign a one year deal with the Toronto Raptors, in which he has averaged 8.5 points for the season so far, but his defensive rebounding skill has been the biggest asset to the championship team.